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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium

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RATINGS: 815   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fresh sour cherries (krieken) in two year old Lambiek. We use approximately 300 gr cherries for 1 liter Kriek. The second fermentation in the bottle is obtained through addition of a liqueur, made with beer and saccharose.
(Translated from the bottle by Martinus)


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2005
Vintage 1998, 6 years old
Cloudy ruby color. Typical Cantillon Lambic, with a nice cherry aroma. The mouthfeel is quite weaker than usual, but still very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2005
Red (dimetapp!) colour with a pink head. Funky barnyard cherry aroma. Funk continues in taste, with acidic tartness coming through too. Suprisingly not as in your face as the standard kriek. More rounded fruit flavour. Nice, more mellow version. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
Bottle I picked up at the Cantillon brewery, drunk at the RB London & JoeT Gathering. Pours a gorgeous colour - red and higly carbonated, cloudy with a little head that dissapates fast. Aroma is wonderfully woody and sour fruit with traces of the cork. Flavour is dry and very much cherry like and fairly sharp. It being a young example has seemingly not yet fermeted out completely and retains some residual sweetness that keeps it very drinkable. Unfortunately like every other Cantillon it may be traditional but itís not the best example.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2005 Bottled at The London/Joet Gathering Chez Chris_O. A bright purply, red coloured lambic with medium carbonation and no head. The aroma is on the sour side with cherries and a little bit of smoke. The taste is raspingly sour. There are good cherry fruit flavours. Very throat-smacking.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5109) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
The Kilburn Gathering. 2002 bottle. Raspberry deep appearance. Woody aroma - some baby vomit and a pinch of prickly clean sourness. Head shakingly dry. Lingering cotton wool. Too dry for my palate.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (9028) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2006 What a nice surprise! Lovely red color with a pink head that quickly fades. Pleasent cherry aroma. Very enjoyable tart sour cherry pie flavor. I mst have more!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leaparsons (7794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2005
2001 Bottle. Red with pink tints and a head that soon disappears. Aromas are musty and sour cherries with wood and spices. Flavours are musty, woody and sour cherries with floral notes. There is some sweetness but not much, this is about acidicy but there are fruity notes. Tastes of the barnyard - wheat, mustiness and other agricultural detritus. That yeast really is magic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JAN 27, 2005
2001 bottle purchased @ Premier. The more cantillon I have the more I fall in love with the brewery. Pale pinky red colour with a minimal white head. Great aroma and taset of wonderful sour cherries. A little bit of lambic funkiness to go along with it. I think I am converted completely to the sourness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2005
2001 Bottle. Opaque pinkish red color with thin pink head with pretty lacing. Sour cherry wheaty aroma. Strong sour cherry flavor. I donít like sweet lambics, but this old style pure lambic is pretty damn good. Itís hard for me to rate it against other beers, but itís a tasty drink so I have to rate it pretty high. However, I have to drop down the overall rating a bit because itís so damn expensive. Granted I didnít pay for it, but it cost my buddy $30.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2005
cloudy pink color, pinkish off white head that goes quickly. nose is leather, sour, slight cherry. yeasty. flavor is sour, mostly dry, less cherry flavor. Big up to HopDog for cracking this late in a tasting.


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